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Davina McCall says African malaria deaths are 'unacceptable'

Archived, 20 days ago From independent.ie 

Dublin, IRELAND - TV presenter Davina McCall has described the rate of children dying from malaria in Africa as completely unacceptable after visiting families affected by the disease.

She teamed with Youtube beauty vlogger Fleur de Force to make a docu ...

'New hope' for women at-risk of ovarian cancer

Archived, 20 days ago From mix96.co.uk 

Aylesbury, U K - Around 90 women a year in Buckinghamshire are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but not enough of those at-risk are doing anything about it.

That's according to cancer charity, The Eve Appeal, who say a new screening technique might catch ...

Hope in Haiti: how one charity is transforming childbirth and saving thousands of lives

Archived, 20 days ago From marieclaire.co.uk 

London, U K - Many newborn babies in Haiti remain nameless for the first three weeks of their life. Tragically, the infant mortality rate is so high here (one in every 14 babies never reaches its fifth birthday) that mothers are too scared to bestow an identity on ...

Here's how TV repeats can help patients with dementia

Archived, 20 days ago From breakingnews.ie 

Cork, IRELAND - For almost a year, the BBC has successfully run a service with the core aim to help people suffering from dementia – and it’s now launching enhancements to the service.

BBC RemArc – the BBC Reminiscence Archive – is expertly designed t ...

Flying Eye Hospital visits Dublin to thank supporters for millions in donations

Archived, 20 days ago From rte.ie 

Dublin, IRELAND - The world's only airborne eye hospital is on a return visit to Ireland after ten years.

The Flying Eye Hospital is funded by the international charity Orbis and has been helping eliminate the eye disease trachoma across the southern re ...

Bristol charity launches postnatal depression services for men

Archived, 21 days ago From bristolpost.co.uk 

Bristol, U K - While the enormity of having a child affects the lives of both parents, much of the support available is targeted at mothers - but now one charity is developing a new postnatal service for men.

Aimed at fathers across Bristol, Dads in ...

Salem Family YMCA launches program to help cancer survivors gain strength

Archived, 21 days ago From statesmanjournal.com 

Salem, OREGON - The Salem Family YMCA's community health director Nekole Baurer was pumped to share news about a new Y program called "Livestrong at the YMCA," which is a free, let us repeat that, free 12-week program for adult cancer survivors. Baurer said everyone ...

Americares Free Health Clinic sees increased demand for services

Archived, 21 days ago From wshu.org 

Fairfield, CONNECTICUT - The Americares free health clinic in Stamford, Connecticut, is paying close attention to the debate over healthcare reform in Congress. The clinic serves people who don’t have insurance, and they’re particularly worried about how changes to the Affor ...

Say no to discrimination, UNAIDS urges Malawians

Archived, 21 days ago From malawi24.com 

Blantyre, MALAWI - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has urged Malawians to speak out against discrimination in the country.

On March 1 every year the world commemorates Zero Discrimination Day and this year UNAIDS is calling for ze ...

Charity Breast Cancer Care to bring support courses to Northwood's Mount Vernon Hospital

Archived, 21 days ago From thisislocallondon.co.uk 

London, U K - Breast cancer charity Breast Cancer Care has set up a new partnership with the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in Northwood to offer free information and support courses for women at the end of their breast cancer treatment.

The first cours ...

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